One of six independently owned Panama Red Coffee Co. houses in the Bay Area, the Concord site faces Todo Santos Park, where people in the community gather for the farmers' market, live music, picnics, and play. The cafe also plays an active role in fostering community, showing the work of local artists and hosting acoustic open mic night on Saturdays starting at 7 p.m. Relaxed servers are more than accommodating, going so far as to attend customers’ musical performances. Two patios, many windows, and a large main room give the space an open-air feeling, though you can also cozy up in one of several oversize chairs. Servers and customers alike are jazzed about “the conos,” individually ground and cone-dripped coffee servings. Many organic and Fair Trade selections, supplied by Tony’s Coffee and Teas. Also an excellent selection of smoothies, frozen coffee drinks, and fresh baked goods. Free wi-fi.
Open since 1971, the trusty Bay Area record store sells a broad selection of books, CDs, and vinyl.
The chain store is a trusted source for all your outdoor needs, from snowboards to sleeping bags.
A park and wildlife habitat in Contra Costa County. Activities include hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, and camping. No dogs.
The Sleep Train Pavilion formerly the Chronicle Pavilion and the Concord Pavilion -- is a midsize outdoor amphitheater (12,500 capacity) nestled in the hills of Concords outskirts toward Clayton, and kitty-corner from the Concord Naval Weapons Station. Known for being one of the larger and nicer outdoor venues in the Bay Area and with the tightest security -- the Sleep Train is often the only East Bay stop for big-name musicians of the caliber of Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow. Reserved seating closer to the stage is covered while the general seating on the lawn is not, but that usually makes little a difference during the summer months when nights stay warm. Driving is usually the preferred method of transportation, but a free shuttle runs from the Concord BART station starting ninety minutes before showtime.
Has regular booths offering funky, low-cost wares.